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    Junior Member go_around18's Avatar
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    new to the site. .Always wanted/liked cafe's so I went out and bought a 73 CB350 twin for free. I am wanting to know where/how to get started? ie. bars, seat/tail, etc. . .what are the basic mods I need to do? I will probably not race, just beat up county roads. .

    napalm. . . it sricks to kidz.
    napalm. . . it sticks to kidz.

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    The 350 twin is a good start for sure looking at pics on the web for ideas
    For sure a set of clubman bars or clip on's nice 2into1 header, nice set of shocks and tires. That should be enough to get you going,
    After ward a cafe style seat, rear sets.

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    where can I get rear sets, and a solo seat for this bike? thanks

    napalm. . . it sricks to kidz.

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    Tarrozzi rearsets appear from time to time on eBay. You can mount them on the passenger peg bracket. There's also a nice write up by Greg at OCR using 929/RC51's on the CB series.

    http://www.tonup.com/phpBB2/viewtopi...hlight=rearset

    For a seat, I found that this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CAFE-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Fits the small CB frames nice.

    I have a link on my work computer for building with fiberglass. I'll post that tomorrow if you're interested.


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    That is good gouge. . . thank you, and I would love the info on laying my own glass. .

    napalm. . . it sricks to kidz.

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    While this guy is building fenders for a bicycle, the principle is the same. Just use a little bit more glass for stength.

    http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/2muchbuild.html


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    Wow, I've been looking for a tutorial like that...

    I figured it was a similar process. I never thought of using spandex though. One thing I don't get though is how you get the spandex to stretch over a concave surface like the under side of a tank. Seems like you might have to do the spandex/resin process twice. Once for the top of the tank and once for the bottom.

    I don't know if that made much sense.


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    Slug, that makes perfect sense.

    I think one way to go about it is to shape your entire tank sans tunnel, then wrap the glass so it goes like a couple inches or so under the tank. Maybe stick some hooks in the foam and let dry hanging upside down. When you make the tunnel piece, just wrap the concave. The spandex should do well. It's convex curves that would be a pain in the ass.

    When both pieces are dry and cleaned out, cut the excess fiber glass from the under side of the tank so that the tunnel fits snug, glass both pieces together, let dry and finish up with a tank sealer.

    I haven't tried a tank as it seems daunting, but I'm trying to visualize the process.

    How do the pros do it? Negative molds or blow molding?


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